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Valleyfair Finishing Up Waterpark Expansion

Thrill-seekers will soon find two 90-foot speed waterslides at Valleyfair as the Shakopee amusement park works to finish up construction on a Soak City Waterpark expansion.

03/26/2015

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4 Things To Know: France Crash, Distracted Driving & More

From the France crash to distracted driving, these are the stories you need to know about for Thursday, March 26, 2015.

03/26/2015

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Guest Pass: White Bear Lake’s Big Wood Brewery

Minnesota got in early on the craft beer boom. Surly, Summit, even Schell’s, which has been in New Ulm since 1860, is considered a craft beer. By those standards, Steve Merila is still relatively new to the scene.

03/26/2015

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Some Farmers In 4 States Eligible For Federal Disaster Loans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 25 counties in North Dakota as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by various weather conditions since the start of last year, ranging from excess rain to drought.

03/26/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

A lot of motorcycle riders got a taste of the warm weather last week and want more! It may be too cold to ride this weekend but you can at least check out a lot of cool bikes in St. Paul.

03/26/2015

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WCCO This Morning Takes On Caribou’s Coffee Madness Challenge

The Sweet 16 tips off Thursday night on WCCO and our WCCO This Morning team tried their own March Madness competition with a twist. No need for a good shooting percentage for this game – all you need is coffee!

03/26/2015

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Olympian Lindsey Vonn Visits Afton Alps

Skiing season is now closed but that doesn’t mean there aren’t reasons to visit the resorts. Like to meet Olympians!

03/26/2015

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Good Question: How Effective Are Lie Detector Tests?

Ten-year-old Barway Collins has now been missing for a week. On Tuesday, Crystal police called his father a suspect in the boy’s disappearance. They say he failed a lie detector test.

03/25/2015

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Lawsuit Claims Background Check Error Ruined Reputation

A Minnesota mother blames a background check mistake for ruining her reputation.

The trouble started for Lorie Wosmek after she’d spent years volunteering in the Remer School District.

03/25/2015

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Minnesota Soldier Gratified By Bergdahl’s Desertion Charge

The American soldier at the center of a controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban is being charged with desertion. Last year, the Obama administration traded five Guantanamo Bay prisoners in exchange for the release of Bowe Bergdahl.

03/25/2015

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Clarkson Shines In OT To Lead Lakers Over Wolves, 101-99

Jordan Clarkson hit two free throws with 0.3 seconds left in overtime to send the Los Angeles Lakers over the Minnesota Timberwolves, 101-99 on Wednesday night.

03/25/2015

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Police: Grand Rapids Man Stabs Family Member Several Times

A 31-year-old Grand Rapids man is in custody after he allegedly stabbed a family member several times early Wednesday morning. Grand Rapids Police were called to a home in the northwest area of the city at about 1:47 a.m. on a report that a family argument turned into a knife attack.

03/25/2015

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Judge Lets Ex-NHL Player Lawsuit Over Concussions Continue

The NHL’s motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by former players over concussion-related injuries was largely rejected Wednesday by a federal judge, allowing the claims to move forward. The plaintiffs have been seeking unspecified financial damages and medical monitoring for neurological disorders.

03/25/2015

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Missing Boy’s Father Denies Child Abuse Allegations

It has now been seven days since a Twin Cities boy got dropped off from school, but never made it home. The only person named as a suspect in 10-year-old Barway Collins’ disappearance is his own father, Pierre Collins — and he insists he had nothing to do with it.

03/25/2015

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Allina Health Employees Picketing Over Long Hours

Crowds of Allina Health employees say they are overworked and worried about their jobs.

03/25/2015

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Minnesota Guardsman Charged With Making Child Porn In Afghanistan

A Minnesota National Guardsman is charged in federal court with making child pornography while he was deployed in Afghanistan.

03/25/2015

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Man, 51, Gets 6 Years For Being High On Meth In Fatal Crash

A 51-year-old Apple Valley man has been sentenced to more than 6 years in prison after admitting to being high on meth while behind the wheel of a truck that caused a fatal crash.

03/25/2015

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Marijuana Wax Fire Leads To Grandmother’s Death, 2 Men Charged With Murder

There’s a new warning from Public Safety experts Wednesday about the dangers of cooking concentrated marijuana oil. It can lead to explosions and fires, like the one that has two St. Cloud men charged for the death of a grandmother.

03/25/2015

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MLS Expanding To Minn., Downtown Stadium Planned

Major League Soccer is coming to Minnesota. The league made it official on Wednesday at Target Field when they announced that the Minnesota United FC team would play in the league starting in 2018. It’s the news die-hard soccer fans here have been waiting years for.

03/25/2015

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Downtown Soccer Stadium Funding Has Yet To Be Worked Out

While Minneapolis cheered the announcement of a new Major League Soccer franchise, it’s not clear how the owners plan to pay for a new 18,500 seat stadium, and whether they’ll ask for the public’s help.

03/25/2015

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New London Student Offered Ride By Stranger

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office is concerned after a middle school student walking back from school in New London, Minnesota, was offered a ride by a stranger.

03/25/2015

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The Sunday Liquor Sales Ban Won’t Be Lifted This Year

Supporters of legalizing Sunday liquor store sales in Minnesota may have to put a cork in it this year.

03/25/2015

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Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed In Anoka County City Of Ham Lake

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has confirmed an emerald ash borer infestation in Anoka County. It says the destructive tree pest was found in an ash tree on private property in the city of Ham Lake.

03/25/2015

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Unemployment Up In Most Wisconsin Cities, Counties

Unemployment is up in most major Wisconsin cities and counties between January and February.

03/25/2015

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Wintry Weather Good News For Maple Syrup Lovers

For those who love Minnesota-made maple syrup, enduring this week’s wintry weather isn’t so tough. Because of the recent cold spell, the state’s maple syrup season has been prolonged.

03/25/2015

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Spring Snowstorm – March 22

The calendar may have turned to spring, but for many parts of Minnesota it’s a return to winter’s snow and ice.

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St. Paddy’s Day Northern Lights

A severe geomagnetic storm ignited an epic outbreak of the aurora borealis across northern latitudes world-wide over the last two nights.

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Minnesota Marks MLK Day

Politicians commemorated the event at programs, demonstrators marched to highlight injustice, and Minnesota remembered the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Minnehaha Falls Ice Caves

Winter means ice caves at Minnehaha Falls near Hiawatha Avenue in southeast Minneapolis. Check out these views of frozen majesty.

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Protesters Shut Down 35W In Minneapolis

A crowd protesting the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case have shut down northbound Interstate 35W in Minneapolis Thursday afternoon.

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Hunger Mission 2014 Radiothon

Check out images from the Hunger Mission 2014 radiothon.

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Zombies Hit The Streets Of Minneapolis

The Zombie Pub Crawl is in its tenth year.

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